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. if obama wins, what will get the credit? same for romney, what would have done it for him? what would history say were the key factors in making one guy the winner and the other the loser? did the campaign party or was it reality that made the call? >> there's a 1950's to mitt romney's feel it's where women stay home. will this be a turn-off in the 21st century or where women vote for the businessman that promises jobs. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: i'm chris matthews. with me today michael duffy, andrea mitchell, kathleen parker and john harris. what will win the difference? for president obama, here's a short must-do list for the two weeks ahead. number one project what he's done into the positive future. ramp up that positive message. obama backs the middle-class. romney can't wait to help the rich. in monday night's debate especially on the issue of libya. and here's a list for romney, keep asking voters are you better off? present yourself as a strong fixer of voters' economic troubles. and look like a commander in chief. this is a tightened race and romney m
. chris: mitt romney's mind game is to call heavily the new change agent. and inviting voters to hop on the winning train. >> you're seeing this movement growing. you're seeing people come together to say we love america. we recognize we can do better. i came in and some of the folks here were holding signs, democrats for romney, all right? i love that. i love that. chris: well, the question is, is mitt romney really wenning or is this a psychological game in which he's getting the democrats to be demoralized while all this talk of him being ahead? >> beats me. usually you have a gut feeling about it. i have no gut feeling about this election. but i will say this. that calling -- that optimism and saying it's a big deal is more -- is more fundamentally american and more optimistic and more positive, i think, and so i would give romney slightly the upper hand on this message rather than saying you got to go out ask vote. chris: you may not like the things you are wut what happens if we lose the election seems to be the message. >> and that people like to go with a winner if he can pro
in his favor among women. by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take the policies more suited to the 19 fiflts. >> this president has failed america's women. they suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod, republican senator rob horton. romney's debate sparring partner, joining us live from the debate site. our round table weighs in. from the times, tom friedman and white house correspondent, helene cooper. strategist mike murphy and press secretary for president clinton, dee dee meyers. ne cooper. and former white hous >>e from nbc news in washingto "meet the press" with david gregory. >> brand-new in morning, the latest nbc news poll on where this race stands. let's go right to my colleague chuck todd. this is significant. >> this is among likely voters. 47-47. not all races are equal. the president at 47. if this
among women by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take up policies more suited to the 1950s. >> this president has failed america's women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all-important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod. and later, ohio republican senator rob portman. romney's debate sparring partner. joining us live from the debate site. >>> plus, our roundtable weighs in. from "the new york times," columnist tom friedman. and white house correspondent helean cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers.ne cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers. >>> from nbc news in washington, it's "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll for where this race stands, chuck todd has the numbers. this is significant. >> this is amo
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
to be. a look at the campaign. >>> also on the trail with the romney campaign, and tonight, why he is having to respond to a candidate's comments about race. >>> plus, what it is like living in the most hotlicon tested background state. >>> and new, what could take aim at the east coast. >>> and breathtaking, an awesome new view of the grand canyon like you have never seen it before. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, i'm lester holt, sitting in for brian tonight, with the presidential race locked in a tie for the polls, president obama and governor romney are engaged in a fast and furious campaign blitz, the president launching an assault in some of the places vital to his election. he is on a two day trip, spending the night on air force one. romney is calling it a sign of being desperate, even as romney was racking up his own air milings. we'll check in with the romney camp, but first, brian williams has been given full access to the campaign swing. he checks in tonight from denver. >> reporter: well, lester, good evening, having approached both campaigns about getting a
'm lynn berry. after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. according to a cbs news instant polls on uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two to one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc national poll called it closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more we go to nbc's steve handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league playoffs and monday night viewers got viewers who missed the face-off on muslim extrem
governor romney. both men were amped up. last night's plot line appears to be the president's foreign policy attack and mitt romney's movement to the center on a number of issues. 60 million americans watched on live television. starting today, there was a new sense of urgency out on the trail. now, the travel becomes urgent and frenetic every second counts. so does every state. we have it all covered and we begin with peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in henderson, nevada. peter, good evening. >> good evening to you. as you just noted, nearly 60 million americans watched last night. that was the smallest number of the three presidential debates. over the next two weeks as they bounce across the country, effectively hopscot scotching o another. both believe they're in the driver's seat. >> give it up for -- >> kicking off their final 14 days toward the election. a split screen sprint to the finish. barack obama zeroing in on his opponent's trustworthiness. >> everything he's doing right now, is to hide his reposition and win this election. you can trust that i say wha
, florida, for the third and final debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney. when they leave the stage tonight after 90 minutes together, these two men are not expected to see one another again until after the election two weeks from now. it is safe to say neither campaign in either its wildest dreams nor worst fears expected to be in a dead heat with 15 days to go. but that's what our national poll shows. as of tonight, our nbc news national polling has it this way. 47% obama, 47% romney. tonight's topic is foreign affairs. our moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. last time these two men debated, it was instantly labeled the most contentious event of its kind in the modern political era. a lot of it had to do with body lang age as they circled each other. tonight they'll be seated and thankfully separated by the moderator, all of this happening in a critical battleground state of florida. so without further delay, we'll go now to the moderator, bob schieffer, who will be leading us through tonight's debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university
about race and god's intentions that mitt romney quickly distances himself from. >>> sprint for the white house. the candidates hit the swing states hard as polls begin to shift. gentleman and the need for speed. driving 85 miles per hour in the u.s. starting today. it's perfect legal. u.s. starting today. it's perfect legal. we'll tell you where. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> well, good morning. i'm lynn berry. the romney campaign could be waking up to a brand new political headache as yet another republican candidate makes explosive comments about rape two months after the controversy over todd akin's legitimate rape remark. this time it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdock and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdock said this. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in tha
. >> unlike mitt romney, i am actually proud to talk about what is ended. >> the plan spells out his agenda for creating jobs and middle-class security. comes with a wave of republican criticism that the president is all talk with no agenda. >> the new strategy includes direct mail to voters and tv ads in swing states. >> the romney campaign says the president is offering more of the same. >> the president's path means 20 million people out of work, struggling for a good job. >> romney and running mate paul ryan are in nevada. romney says a bold reform is what the country needs, not the same old stale policies. >> we have not heard of an agenda from the president. >> with polls showing the race locked in a virtual tie, political analysts say the election may turn on which side has the better get out the vote machine. >> both teams are stealing a page from george w. bush. >> the swing state blitz will continue practically nonstop. mitt romney will also be hitting colorado, iowa, and ohio. >> how is the electoral college map looking at this point? >> the associated press is estimat
an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his remarks.
poll shows that president obama and governor romney are in a dead heat among likely voters. >> that tells you the potential that still exists for the race to be a little unexpected. that is what the campaign is coming down to. each of the candidates are going to their bases. >> the candidates will meet sitting side by side, a much different look than the previous two debates. the first, a more traditional standing debate. the second, a conversation in the round. tonight, the topic is for policy. today the obama campaign released a new ad attacking romney's position. >> president obama ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there and called bringing them home tragic. >> romney is expected to question obama's handling of the violence at the consulate in libya. >> need to assure officials in the u.s. government that they will have proper security. they did not have proper security. >> so on the agenda, iran's nuclear program and israel. both will mention how their policies overseas will the nearly benefit the economy at home. more americans are expressin
president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the americans families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters without ever leaving washington, courting young voters now on tv. >> we now have to go directly to the source, the colleges and universities and say you have to work on cutting tuition. >> reporter: later, working on the undecideds. >> the major election in any issue is can you count on the person you're putting into the oval office, fighting for you, having a clear set of convictions. >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co--chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin powell endorsed the president. >> when
in just days. >>> the blitz on the campaign trail with just 12 days to go. we're with the romney campaign in battleground ohio, and we're just off air force one after a solid day of flying coast to coast. >>> the scandal, explosive allegations against the popular television host. the scandal that has viewers in great britain stunned. >>> and over-caffeined, what is in the stuff millions of us buy, and why sometimes it is impossible to know amid the questions about safety. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and while we are in the middle of covering a wherlwind election campaign, tonight, something else deserves our immediate attention at the top of the broadcast. while the calendar may tell us we're days away from halloween and the november election, for that matter, it is still hurricane season. and hurricane sandy has experienced what forecasters are calling a stunning increase in size and in intensity. this late-season storm has already caused if you are flooding in jamaica, damage in cuba, and haiti, and because it has the potential to affect more than 50 million americans alo
debate, president obama and that romney are making their final pleas to those in swing states. daniel has more from washington. >> after a late night in florida, mitt romney was at the airport early. heading straight for nevada, a swing state that could be leading towards president obama. obama state and florida, also swing state, turning his attention away from last night 'foreign policys debate to hear at,. >> i laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i am actually proud to talk about what is in it. >> spoke about the plan and a 20 page booklet just released along with a new tv advertisement. >> read my plan, compared to governor romney's and decide which is better for you. >> the latest from the ad is focusing on last night tiered >> he said america had dictated other nations. america has not dictated other nations. we have it freed other nations. >> romney accused the president of not showing leadership overseas. >> nor in the world is america's influence greater today than it was four years ago. >> obama portrayed mitt romney as inconsistent in the mid
, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but here's how it's all playing out this morning in the papers. the headline in "usa today," obam
of the east coast into new england. >>> election sprint. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country trying to reach every possible voter. >>> what is the cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. >>> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. >>> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. right now hurricane sandy looks to become a menace for folks all along the u.s. east coast. it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain and even snow to some areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. this storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica, one in haiti. so nbc's meteorologist bill karins is tracking this powerful hurricane this morning. bill, what can you tell us? >> we're in the middle of an historic event. it has already hit jamaica and it's over the top of cuba. it's going to head up into the bahamas. for the southeastern u.s. it
, brian, you know the first debate changed the chemistry of the race in mitt romney's favor, the second debate was a verbal fight. the topic is foreign policy, but the sheer closeness is hanging over their head. the president arrived in florida tonight, aware he needs to do well in tonight's debate, the race being closer than ever. the polls show a dramatic divide within the 47-47 tie. there is that gender gap, the president up with women. mitt romney's lead is a commanding 33 points, but hispanics by a 27 margin, strongly prefer the president. mr. romney spent the day behind closed doors where the press was not allowed, inspecting the table where he and the president will sit. he knows the subject matter tonight puts him at a disadvantage, something he found out in the second debate. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you're saying? >> please proceed, governor. >> all right, i want to make sure we get that for the record. because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack i
election race enters the final stretch, one new poll shows republican nominee mitt romney with an edge over president obama. according to a new abc news/washington post" poll favor governor romney versus 47% for the president. he wrapped up a campaign stop in chicago to cast an early ballot. this is a first for a presidential nominee and, yes, in accordance with illinois early voting laws, he did have to show his i.d. >>> mitt romney made three stops in ohio thursday. he told voters this campaign is about families and said his main goal is getting people back to work. >> i want regulators to see their job as encouraging business, not attacking business because i want more jobs, my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. we're going to get them here in ohio. >> nbc's brian williams spent the past two days on the campaign trail with president obama often gaining exclusive access to the commander in chief. while in the office aboard air force one, the president talked to brian about the election versus the job itself. >> it's funny. one of the things about being on the campaign trail, you're in air forc
closing campaign argument in delray beach, charging mitt romney cannot be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real position and try to win this election. florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> but at the debate, the president's mulct mitt romney concerns about the shrinking u.s. navy. >> governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> he keeps taking cheap shots. that is not presidential. >> but mitt romney held his ground. >> i don't see our influence growing around the world, i see it reseeding. >> i think mitt romney had a tactical decision to look presidential, look above the fray. that was obviously an appeal toward moderate women and in general.s >> 1 floridians who said he was leaning toward romney now says he is leaning away. >> it is definitely a coin toss. >> the election looks like a coin toss. mitt romney when the key swing state, nevada. the battleground map still seems to favor obama. they could lose in this day, when ohio, and still win the election. >> wincome to maryland in november, there are a number of importan
. the returned items will go on display inside the hotel. mitt romney putting a binder company in the spotlight and good news for dish network subscribers. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. millions of dish network customers now have their amc networks back after the parties reached a settlement. the settlement brings back me tv.ifb and european leaders fail to discuss aid for spain. the bloomberg maryland index closing in the red. mitt romney brought big bird back into the debate. mitt romney said he drew upon binders full of women. that remark became a trendy topic on twitter. hundreds more lakes on its facebook page. debeers is cautiously optimistic about sales heading into the holidays. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20. 46 degrees at the airport. the ravens have an extra week to lick their wounds after an embarrassing loss in houston. >> was sunday's ravens' loss just a bump in the road or a sign of things to come for the rest of the season? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page,
more emphasis on reducing inequality and governor romney puts more emphasis on growth. to tell you we want everything, reduce inequality and improve growth and governor romney may say something about inequality but it implies slower growth under president obama, maybe not for middle-income americans and faster growth under romney. although, of course, we don't know exactly romney's plan, but i think what he has in mind is a big tax cut reagan, bush like, hopefully improving the tax system. i don't know if he could really believe that would balance the budget or be neutral right away, but i think he believes he can much improve growth and over the long run things would balance out. president obama, you know, says while we are well in to this, housing's picking up and things are gradually healing and if you are patient things will be a lot better under me, too. >> what about the fiscal cliff? we are obviously going off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year when the tax cuts expire. we will see a huge tax increase for 90% of the country. k, all income levels and the spending programs g
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning,
, president obama and mitt romney continued on the campaign trail today as hurricane sandy heads for the united states. with just 10 days to go until election day, the president greeted supporters in new hampshire today, where he took a swipe at governor romney's promises of big change, saying he's offering a rerun of past g.o.p. poll sills. the obama camp has yet to cancel any stops because of the hurricane, but the president's team says they are keeping a close eye on sandy, just in case the president has to respond to disaster areas. and for mitt romney, well, he joined florida senator marco rubio in pensacola. romney expressed confidence that he'll soon be occupying the white house, telling the crowd of 10,000, "we're going to win this." >> very interesting. all right. back to sandy, which has been the talk for the last couple of days. i tried to vote early today in towson and the same thing, people are trying to get a jump on the storm. >> i ran into people in the parking lot in the store today and they're working on getting everything set up and prepared. i took an awning d
between president obama and governor romney could not be closer, raising the stakes even higher for tonight's third and final presidential debate. >>> and he walked away. a man steps into the path of an oncoming car. the split-second move that saved his life today, monday, october 22nd, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today, decision 2012" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome a special split edition of today on this monday morning, debate day, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. more on those new poll numbers and tonight's final presidential debate here at lynn university in boca raton. they will do that on the stage behind me here, that in just a moment. first, savannah, your heart goes out to the victims of the mass shooting in suburban milwaukee. >> the terrible story, willey. the alleged shooter now identified as 45-year-old radcliffe haughton. police say he opened fire at a busy salon on sunday morning, killing three people and wounding f
obama and romney, the subject, afghanistan, libya, iran, your world. >>> political poll position. the race is tightening with 15 days before america votes. latest numbers ahead. >>> and lance armstrong speaks out for the first time about the turmoil he has faced over the past few weeks. details right now. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 22nd, 2012. >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliffhanger with the candidates now dead even. chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 tie among lik
days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's
is still on the ohio. >> and on the economy of, of course. mitt romney and barack obama -- >> we have the latest from washington. >> no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. this year's nominees campaigning like he thinks that is still the rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we will create 12 million new jobs. we will see rising take-home pay. >> the former governor has improved his poll numbers because more voters dislike him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. >> back in ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state, kathy voted for barack obama in 2008, but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believe his promises. >> the president ended his campaign marathon in ohio last night. he is arguing 2% growth in the third quarter is better than expected. stick with me and my plan, the president urged radio listeners. >> governor romney is economic plans are reverting back to the same policies i inherited that led us to the slowest job growth in 50 years. >> he still leads in ohi
points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >> it was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk, a lot of government tax dollars flow into the state. but, like a loet of the nation, virginia has experienced huge et
the foreign policy. and there are new debates in libya, syria and iran. mitt romney took time out to toss the coin before a beach football game before his staff and his press corps. the president was at camp david where he'll spend the night before heading to florida. with both canning ddidates prac, surrogates took up the battle. >> mitt romney could onto point to binders for an accomplishment towards him. a binder full of women. >> even more startling is the president's inability to putford an agenda for the next four years. >> in mid-september the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 69%. the economy at 46%, and the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 tie of unlikely means the president is more enthusiastic and more likely to vote. 62% said they wanted major changes if he eastsi's elected. david axelrod has always said he expected a very slows race. >> it's very robust and it's very good indicator for us. >> even ann romney go
mcgovern was 90 years old. >> tonight is the final debate between mitt romney and president obama. crews put finishing touches on the set. the debate begins at 9:00 p.m. on wbal. >> 5:12. many banks are still finding ways to charge customers for basic services. >> how much weight be put into an on-line review of a restaurant'? >> we are checking on that fire activity in south baltimore and we will check on the major we will check on the major roads multivitamin coming in. on it chief! look alive people! smooth and steady guys. everything on schedule down here? yep, pretty regular. nice job. keep it strong. thanks. onward and upward! vo: launch your day. ...with the multivitamin made with 26 fruits and vegetables plus extra b-vitamins... ...for energy. alive. start feeling it. denny's everyday value slam egis four dollars every day. wait, is that right? eggs, bacon, pancakes. yeah. that's right. the four dollar everyday value slam. only four dollars every day. only at denny's. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. a few new problems to add to the list.
and the election them power of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. cat
and governor romney step up their messages to voters in ohio while the fbi investigates a case of alleged voter fraud and intimidation in another key swing state. >>> and where in the world is matt lauer? for the first time ever, he is late for work, but there's a good reason why today, friday, october 26th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a freaky friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, and i have to say this is a very unusual way to start the show. there's no matt, but apparently he is on his way, and i think we do have a camera with him outside. ♪ >> okay. there he is. is that a motorized surf board he's riding in? we'll be asking why does he do this? part of a segment we're doing a little bit later, and a couple of guys are responsible for videos that have more than 24 million hits online. >> so sorry. >> i am so sorry. >> you are late. >> this storm is coming. the waves on madison were huge. that was fun. >> i hope you don't have helmet head. your hair is goin
england could be in its track. >>> closing strategies. president obama and governor romney criss-crossing the untry with just 13 days to go until the election, but how will a rough day on wall street impact the mood of undecided voters on main street? >>> and pretty in pink. a first look at justin timberlake and jessica biel's wedding as the couple opens up about their magical ceremony today, wednesday, october 24th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this morning people in jamaica bracing for a direct hit from sandy. >> residents are busy, very busy, boarding up their homes and stocking up on supplies, and depending on where this storm goes it has the potential to cause real problems for southern florida and even parts of the east coast as well. al is going to explain the track of that storm coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> all right. also, we'll talk about a
was possibly the last down day that the president and mitt romney will have in the next 17 days because both are busy preparing for the third and final debate that will take place monday in florida. paul ryan was out on the campaign trail trying to rally i ton ohio. by is president joe biden was in florida. before taking the day off, president obama and mr. romney traded jabs. >> i think it is called romney -esia. >> they have been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games. >> subject of monday's debate -- foreign policy. meantime, a stunning announcement out of libya on the anniversary of khaddafi's death. the dictator's son was fatally wounded between clashes of pro- government militia and khaddafi loyalists. he died while being transported. he was wounded in a town south o tripoli. clashes killed more than a dozen people and injured more than 200. to want -- chihauhaus dressed as crayons. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now m
and mitt romney seems to be right to their campaign matt. -- to rewrite their campaign map. president obama said mitt romney is offering a re run at past policies. mitt romney join markell rupiah -- joined marco rubio tpday. oday. the obama teams as president obama is ready to stand a case of disaster because of hurricane sandy. >> download our new election mobile app to see a picture of your nearest polling place in keep up to the minute with the campaigns. search and download election 2012 on a smartphone where tablet. >> sandy is causing news already before she is technically affecting us. >> a huge storm. winds running about 500 miles out to the center of the storm. monday looks like the target date. i will talk about that coming up. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with
areas facing president obama and governor mitt romney. >> you could have mitt romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral votes. >> 270 electoral votes are needed for the presidency. both candidates could fall short. >> if you have the right combination of states brea king, you could have an electoral vote tied. which would be a real mess. >> double the the decision up to congress. >> be pushing to relatively unknown territory -- we would be pushing into relatively unknown territory. >> mitt romney would be favored to win if the house keep the republican majority in the senate and let the vice president and that stays in the hands of democrats, joe biden will probably be their pick. most presidential prognosticators say it is not likely at this point but not totally out of the realm of possibility. >> new york city mayor and john hopkins university graduate michael blumberg was in baltimore tonight to rally for the civil marriage protection act. the mayor said that for him, there are many reasons to support same-sex marriage. >> we are just a few days away from making histor
, florida, governor romney took a break from debate practice to cheer on his staff and played tag football and as he flipped the coins it is like the presidential race right now, hard to tell who exactly has the edge. the latest polls shows the candidates deadlocked nationally at 47% among likely voters. sitting at 47% is a good number for a challenger, not a good number for an incumbent. >> but what counts is like the battle ground states like florida. and ohio. >> if you look at the polling, it's trending our way. >> republicans see romney momentum in the polls but democrats are counting on early voting that favors president obama. >> that is a better indicator than the public polls, which are all over the map. >> a mab both sides are hoping to change monday night in florida at the third and final presidential debate. the topic, foreign policy and who's best suited to represent america on the world stage. on this stage, one last face-to-face showdown in a race with just 16 days left. >> governor romney is already in florida. the president spent the weekend getting ready for the debate at
to an obama or romney victory. they are trying to hit them all. >> mitt romney and paul ryan's swing state stork -- swing state toward split up. closing onthey're the president. >> he is out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you are going to put him out of office. >> ryan went to ohio where he and romney closed up five. get to 1. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion and upward mobility. >> colorado could be key. thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all- nighter. >> starting in iowa where his lead is down to two points. >> you know me. you know i say what i mean. >> he charged governor romney with 8 and switch. >> debate is the promise his plan creates 12 million jobs. the switch is the fact his plan does not create 12 million jobs. >> joe biden was in the buckeye state. >> ohio is going to pick the next president of the united states of america. >> if the democrats win here, is that it? >> everyone says no republican has been electe
americans to protect israel. >> both president obama and mitt romney will hammer home their message that the other guy is worse for america. >> mitt romney has bolstered his way into proving he can be commander in chief. the president has proved he can be commander-in-chief on the job. >> the president is all talk and no action. he talked about getting rid of al qaeda and terrorism, and we had that horrible disaster in libya. >> overall, the economy at home is still a hot issue for voters. >> it is hard to divorce domestic economic issues from foreign policy issues, whether gas prices or the trade deficit or the economic situation in greece or in spain. >> whether on the economy or some of these international issues, both candidates will be hoping to showcase their leadership abilities. new polls show the race getting tighter than ever. >> it should be interesting. you mentioned we will likely hear about the relationship between israel and iran and the war in afghanistan. what other topics might they be discussing tonight? >> most of the topics relate to the middle east. there was o
journal poll shows president obama and mitt romney are tied to weeks before the election. the poll has the race that even with 47% support for each candidate. it was conducted october 17-20 after last week's second avenue. the poll has mitt romney leading in the battleground states reject after last week's second debate. -- after last week's second avenue. -- debate. >> terrell suggs defied many laws of science, and not only did he return, but well. he said he wanted to come back against a good team. a little over weight, not in game shape, still the best pass rush off -- pass rusher in the game. a great throw and catch, 9-3 lead. joe flacco pass it -- his old nemesis, part of 29 unanswered points. suggs is happy to get back to the game, but not with the results in houston. >> we lost to a very good houston texans team. >> i don't think we need to hear much more. we will hear more from john harbaugh, coming up later in sports. >> coming up, an update on those events at a spot where three people were killed. tonight the alleged gunman is still on the loose. how the bomb squad has been j
utilizarÍas para romney campaigns asking for access time on the road, ride along access to the traveling campaign in the final days. while the romney camp is still considering our request, tonight we bring you a look at what it's like inside the president's campaign for president. this latest trip that we were on, an all-nighter last night, is just wrapping up late tonight. he has covered eight states in just about 39 hours, crisscrossing the country for almost 8,000 miles. we spent much of the last two days with him, living on air force one as he makes his case to be able to ride around in that plane and continue in the presidency for four more years. our journey began first thing yesterday morning. >>> 7:59 a.m., air force one was rolled out of its hangar in the dark, filled with supplies, enough for the stops we're making today. we just got word the president is about two minutes from liftoff from the white house lawn on board marine one. the helicopter will land forward of the 747. he will walk to the front stairs. as soon as he is on board and the door is closed, we will start rolli
debate, the president's strategy seemed to be painting governor romney as a lightweight on foreign affairs. >> your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> he stayed clear after libya after a mistake and he argued sanctions for iran came too late. >> a look around the world than i did not see our influence growing. we cannot kill our way out of this mess. >> he said it is because we have a smaller military and fewer ships. >> mitt romney agree with the president a lot and i was surprised there was a more distinction between them. >> i was hoping he would have said something to encourage me to give me the same feeling i had four years ago. >> still undecided with two weeks to go. >> and now the final push. the president will be in five states over the next two days. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two candidates also met nate debate last night. dutch ruppersberger faced nancy jacobs in cockeysville last night. immigration and jobs dominated the debate. same-sex marriage also took center stage. >> i prayed about it and d
the nation, president barack obama and mitt romney are hoping the next 13 days prove to be lucky with the debate now until the rearview mirror, they are engaging in a cross country race to get some votes. tracey mitchell joins us live from our washington bureau. >> a wonderful morning. i can tell you that in the race of the white house, these men are really taking some miles. the president will travel today more than 5,000 miles. mitt romney will keep up the pace. each campaign dedicating to close out the race. as a obama has campaigned in high of many -- more than any other state. he is heading back this week. mitt romney will also be there this week. paul ryan will deliver a speech on the economy today. it comes one day after the president released a 20 page booklet outlining his plan for the next four years. >> where exactly where the candidates be making the stock today? >> so many, i have to use my cheat sheet. president obama will be in iowa, colorado, california, a nevada, them florida. he is spending the night on air force one. mitt romney will be in nevada, then iowa and
in that eventuality. should governor romney win, investors have to look for a reduction in spending, specifically on certain sectors. so talk to your adviser about which sectors in the economy and stock market are vulnerable should governor romney win. >> and stay with us. coming up next, it's john, carrie and the "sunday gardener." >> i thought it was interesting to talk about the fact that pumpkins come in all sizes, the tiny ones or the big ones. and once you get the pumpkin, you've got to do something with it so we're talking about pumpkins today. in >> good morning and welcome to your sunday gardener," i'm john collins along with carrie engel. it's time to talk about pumpkins. >> we want to show you pumpkins that are great for decorating and great for pumpkin pie. this pumpkin here, there's one similar to this, i think it's a straight necked pumpkin that libby's uses in canned pumpkin. >> is it more of a gourd? is the meat all the way up into this part? >> it really is. the gourds tend to be harder shell like this guy here. that's the bird house gourd, dry it out and put a hole in it. >> thi
. mitt romney focused on the states he hopes to win. the wrap up, coming up next. >> hurricane sandy already >> hurricane sandy already producing it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approve this message. >> the campaign frenzy continues. mitt romney campaigned across ohio, which is a must win state for him. >> president obama bluecross the country -- flew across the country today. >> barack obama made his marathon effort part of his message. he started the day, he had been in iowa, on the tonight show in los angeles, in nevada for a late rally, and then get a call to colin powell after the general endorsed him on cbs. >> at 9:00 a.m. in florida,
and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country tonight, frantically making their case to the voters with less than two weeks until election day. our washington bureau reporter is in washington with that story. >> this is one of the busiest days on the trail when he kicks off a campaign extravaganza. president obama is logging lots of travel time on air force one -- some 5,300 miles with stops in multiple states. first, iowa. >> we are going to pull an all- nighter. we are starting here and going to colorado. the nevada, then florida, virginia, ohio. >> getting a head start in the buckeye state is the vice president and his competition, paul ryan. mitt romney is following in nevada. >> the president is unable to find an agenda, communicate an agenda and defend an agenda. that's why we know he's out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you're going to put them out of office. >> with 13 days and counting -- >> there's not much time left. >> the governor got a boost from clint eastwood. >> make your voice heard. >> the obama campaign put out a new video with their star, bill cla
romney go across the country today, making their case to voters with just less than two weeks until election day. the president kicked off his two day campaign tour today. he traveled 5,300 miles a day, making stops in iowa, colorado, and denver and the stop in los angeles for the tonight show with jay leno. mitt romney was in we know -- in reno. >> thuis race is ro -- this race is too close to call. coming out of the debates, it is a toss up for either candidate. >> new polls from several key battleground states, including virginia and ohio, show the race been a virtual tie. donald trump's bombshell turned out to be another event to get the president to release his college records and passport document. donald trump would write a check. -- when the documents are released. his deadline is october 31. this is the second time he's asked the president to publicize this kind of inflation. last year he was seen as the leader of the birther movement and the question where the president was born. >> what has happened to a missing page from some absentee ballots? the maryland board of elect
state. obama campaigned in florida where he unveiled his blueprint for the future. romney and ryan kicked off the blitz in nevada. the president is headed the six states over the next two days while romney hits colorado, nevada, iowa, and ohio. >> spending millions against question 7. and that upsets me. you don't want to upset jonathan ogdon. >>no, you don't. >> the pair came up in support of expanded gambling. if passed, it would add live table games to maryland's casinos. it would create another 500 jobs and bring in additional revenue from table games. members of baltimore's clergy rallied against expanded gambling. >> we have to stop this silly logic that says we can find our virtues by expanding our vices. >> of the clergy coalition is joined by state delegates. they say that it will create jobs, boost economic development, and increase education funding. this election, you cannot stay more connected than ever before using new election 2012 smart phone applications. find early voting centers in a preview the ballot question. baltimore's main tourist attraction is being sold o
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